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Dave Bald Eagle

Dave Bald Eagle, born in a tipi in 1919, stars in "Neither Wolf Nor Dog." Bald Eagle lived with his grandfather, White Feather, and spoke only Lakota until he went to school when he was 12 years old. He died in 2016 at 97-years-old. During the course of his extraordinary life he was a hero in World War II, a professional dancer—ballroom and Lakota, a rodeo cowboy, an actor, a tribal chief, and much more. He stars in the movie "Neither Wolf Nor Dog."

Flagstaff audiences will have the chance to see the movie, "Neither Wolf Nor Dog," Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. The screenings are a fund-raiser for WeCare, a non-profit organization focused on suicide prevention and awareness in Northern Arizona.

The movie is an adaptation of 1996 Minnesota Book Award winner Kent Nerburn's book of the same name. The story draws the viewer deep into the world of an Indian elder known only as Dan. It's a world of Indian towns, white roadside cafes, and abandoned roads that swirl with the memories of the Ghost Dance and Sitting Bull. Viewers meet vivid characters like Jumbo, a 400-pound mechanic, and Annie, an 80-year-old Lakota woman living in a log cabin. Threading through the film is the story of two men struggling to find a common voice. "Neither Wolf nor Dog" takes viewers to the heart of the Native American experience. As the story unfolds, Dan speaks eloquently on the difference between land and property, the power of silence, and the selling of sacred ceremonies.

Screenings will be at the Orpheum Theater, Sunday at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., and Monday and Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $5-$10.

Take a trip under the sea with "Disney's Little Mermaid"

Alpine Community Theater will perform the musical "Disney's Little Mermaid" April 13-27. With music by eight-time Academcy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howawrd Ashman and Glenn Slater, this Disney classic includes the familiar songs "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World."

The audience will follow along as Ariel, King Triton's youngest daughter, embarks on her journey to capture the heart of a human, Prince Eric. Ursula, the evil sea witch, is determined to destroy the happiness of Ariel and all of ther merfolk by destroying King Triton, his family and his entire kingdom. Ariel and her friends (Flounder, Sebastian and Scuttle) are determined to save the kingdom and help Ariel's wish come true—becoming human and marrying the prince of her dreams.

This show is performed by a cast of 100 actors, ranging in ages from 4 years old to adults and including many families performing together. Performances will be on Fridays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., at Sinagua Middle School, 3950 E. Butler Ave. Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for seniors, veterans, students with ID and children ages 4-7; and free for children younger than 4. For tickets and more information, visit actflagstaff.org.

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